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LB Demario Davis


(on paying attention to details)

It's a day by day process. I think that is a part of our culture, part of who we are, just attention to details. It always has been. For the most part, I think we have a good group of guys who try to do that day in and day out.

(on the roughing the passer call on Saints linebacker Kaden Elliss)

I saw it. I am certainly not going to be the guy that criticizes referees. I feel like they have a tough job and they are doing the best they can. From a defensive perspective, understanding what took place on that drive specifically, you get an interception and that is points on the board where that's a great thing if you can hold them to three. You end up allowing that drive to continue and then get another one with the pass interference on me. Those were two bang-bang plays. Certainly, you get a chance to hold them to three or you get a chance to be off the field and hold them to zero points when they got down to the red zone. So, as a defender who takes pride in trying to keep the opponent from getting the least amount of points as he can, that goes against of what we kind of want to happen. I certainly understand the referees have a tough job. Sometimes you are on the other side of that and you are happy and you are not necessarily caring about if it was right or wrong, they call it on the other team you are celebrating. I think the refs have a tough job, they are doing the best they can. I try to control what I can control and leave the rest to them.

(on what Kaden Elliss was supposed to do in that situation)

It was a bang-bang play. You do the same thing and the next time maybe they don't call it. You do it one time they may call it, one time they don't. You see it lots of times in bang-bang situations. I guess we have got to a point where you see a play like that and you just kind of wait and see, are they going to throw the flag or not? Because sometimes, you know, even though it doesn't look like a flag they could throw it right there and vice versa.

(on what happened on the pass interference call against him)

Same thing, a bang-bang play. The guy was trying to force himself across my body and I could see the quarterback looking at him. When you are on the outside as a defender, naturally you are going to try to jump back across, and it's a bang-bang play. It happens a lot more with cornerbacks when they run slant routes. I've been in that same situation many times. Many times they don't throw it, but there have been a few where they have thrown it. It's just tough because that is a situation where points are involved. When it's in the middle of the field it is less impactful, but when you have got a chance and that's third down, get off the field, You allow them to get a first down at the one or two-yard line, it drastically impacts the game.

(on how to make sure this doesn't continue to happen)

I appreciate the fact that our team responds to adversity the right way. We do a good job of not letting one game turn into two games. Guys will be right back to work and try to figure out how they can get better at their process, they way study film, the way they practice, the way they detail their work. That's one thing I appreciate about coming to work with this team. We have just got to find a way to get better. Each man has to continue to own their responsibilities and areas they can improve and come better next week.

(on if it is his job to rally players up as a leader of this team)

No, I think we have a good group of guys. It's very hard to win in this league. We have won a lot of games here and we don't take that for granted. We know what it takes to win and we know how to handle adversity. In a game like this you credit the other team for making more plays than you, you get back to the tape and figure out what you have got to get better at. There are some things we need to clean up and fix them and move forward. It's a lot of football left to be played and you take it one game at a time.

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